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self-assertive

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1 having or showing a bold forcefulness in the pursuit of a goal
  • we need to hire self-assertive salespeople who don't require constant supervision

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2 having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • after the interview, we chose a less self-assertive and more self-effacing applicant

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aggressive, militant, assertive, self-assertive mean obtrusively energetic especially in pursuing particular goals. aggressive implies a disposition to dominate often in disregard of others' rights or in determined and energetic pursuit of one's ends. aggressive in his business dealings militant also implies a fighting disposition but suggests not self-seeking but devotion to a cause, movement, or principle. militant protesters rallied against the new law assertive suggests bold self-confidence in expression of opinion. the more assertive speakers dominated the forum self-assertive connotes forwardness or brash self-confidence. a self-assertive young upstart

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